• Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary

    When the Americans came to the village Swedish documentary from 2015. English subtitles available. The story of the 1200 American airmen that were forced to make emergency landings in neutral Sweden during World War II. A story of love and war and the impact on the Swedish society, but mostly of love. See also: http://www.forcedlandingcollection.se/ In the dokumentary there is mention of "folk parks", definition from Wikipedia: "In Sweden, a folkpark is a public recreation space, usually featuring large grassed areas, trees, children's play facilities, etc. Most towns and cities have a folkpark. These parks were originally created by the labour movement so that workers and their families could have a place to unwind. In larger folkparks, there is sometimes a bandstand or stage, and th...

    published: 07 Feb 2016
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

    Flyby at the unveiling of the Allied Aircrew Memorial at Guernsey Airport this morning (9th September 2015, 11:00am). http://rollofhonour.airport.gg

    published: 09 Sep 2015
  • Allied Aircrew Memorial

    published: 09 Sep 2015
  • Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

    Red Flag 17-1 continues the tradition of testing and training American and allied aircrews in realistic combat scenarios. Enthusiasts like to watch the parade of aircraft from sites near the Las Vegas racetrack, outside the base. In addition to Red Flag exercise participants, the home-based USAF Thunderbirds are frequently seen practicing over Nellis AFB. Watch for B-1s and a Hercules from the RAF in this video. Have you subscribed to the Airailimages Channel on YouTube? Playlisted this video? Thanks! It helps us. And here's the link to the Red Flag Playlist on Airailimages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJEBtHWRTBrD0NqlHRB_Poj4v7xk8LKw

    published: 07 Feb 2017
  • Tribute To All Unlucky WWII Aircraft Crews - Gun Camera Footage,Crashes etc.

    Strictly nonpolitical video. Please DO NOT post any insulting,hateful,political,nationalistic,silly comments,many thanks for that.

    published: 09 May 2011
  • YUGOSLAVIA: BELGRADE: NATO BOMBINGS

    Natural Sound On the fourth day of what NATO is calling "Operation Allied Force," air raid sirens sounded through the streets of Belgrade early on Saturday, as the bombing onslaught continued. With darkness shrouding Belgrade, tracer fire could be seen, followed by explosions and reverberations caused by allied hardware finding targets. An otherwise serene Belgrade skyline was shattered early on Saturday by the sound of air raid sirens. The sound is becoming a familiar one for residents of the Serbian capital - signifying another terrifying night of bombardment by Allied air crews and missiles. People ran for cover seeking respite in nearby bomb shelters. And tracer fire licked the skies in search of a target - to no avail. Thunderous explosions rocked the city and i...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Red Flag Operations

    Red Flag operations on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Available in high definition. (Shot 1) :06 - :19 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis down the runway before takeoff clearance during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoon is a multi-role aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. Red Flag a realistic training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 2) :19 - :33 A U.S. Marine marshals an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Cor...

    published: 07 Feb 2014
  • Fighter Jet Operations At Nellis Red Flag 17-2

    Footage of Exercise Red Flag 17-2, with fighter jet crew members on duty 24/7 at Nellis Air Force Base. Red Flag 17-2 was underway from February 27 to March 10, 2017. Here are some highlights... Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise. Participants often include both United States and allied nations' combat air forces. The exercise provides aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. Film Credits: MSgt Wolfram M. Stumpf, SSgt Benjamin Kimball

    published: 13 May 2017
  • Red Flag 14-1 Takeoffs 30Jan14

    FROM 99th AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS: (Shot 1) :05 - :20 An EC-130 Compass Call assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides our pilots with real-time war scenarios and helps their ground crews also test their readiness capabilities. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 2) :20 - :28 A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, United Kingdom, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from...

    published: 05 Feb 2014
  • Me 109 Vs. P-51 Mustang-Which was Better? (Videos)

    The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation), is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. The "Bf 109" designation was issued by the German ministry of aviation and represents the developing company Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (at which the engineer Messerschmitt led the development of the plane) and a rather arbitrary figure. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The Bf 109 first saw opera...

    published: 31 May 2016
  • Exercise Ample Strike 2016 - NATO Allies and partners train their Joint Terminal Attack Controllers

    1,500 military personnel from 16 NATO Allies and partner nations are gathered together in the Czech Republic to train their JTACS or Joint Terminal Attack Controllers. That's the service member who is responsible for calling in air support if troops are coming under fire. Ample Strike 2016 – an international Czech-led exercise – also provides an opportunity to train aircrew and commanders of ground units in realistic, complex and demanding scenarios. ----- ----- SUBSCRIBE to NATO YouTube http://bit.ly/NATOsubscribe Connect with NATO online: Visit the Official NATO Homepage: http://bit.ly/NATOhomepage Find NATO on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/NATOfacebook Follow @NATO on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/NATOtwitter Find NATO on Google+: http://bit.ly/NATOgoogleplus Find NATO on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly...

    published: 14 Sep 2016
  • War Thunder Video Competition - April - Hell Over Germany

    During World War II, Strategic bombing was set to a scale never seen before. Thousands of bombers could participate in the same raid against a specific city. After the Battle of Britain, the RAF and later the USAAF conducted a series of raids against German cities, not only to avenge the Blitz, but also to destroy Germany's factories and get their production to a halt. However, accuracy was not something that could be achieved, and in order to destroy a factory, the entire city was to be bombed, killing thousands of civilians in the process. The Luftwaffe tried to stop these bombings. At first, air battles were as dangerous for the allied air crews as for the German fighter pilots, but when the allies had new fighter planes with a longer operational range and could cover the bombers, the ...

    published: 28 Apr 2015
Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary

Allied aircrews in Sweden during World War II - documentary

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  • Updated: 07 Feb 2016
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When the Americans came to the village Swedish documentary from 2015. English subtitles available. The story of the 1200 American airmen that were forced to make emergency landings in neutral Sweden during World War II. A story of love and war and the impact on the Swedish society, but mostly of love. See also: http://www.forcedlandingcollection.se/ In the dokumentary there is mention of "folk parks", definition from Wikipedia: "In Sweden, a folkpark is a public recreation space, usually featuring large grassed areas, trees, children's play facilities, etc. Most towns and cities have a folkpark. These parks were originally created by the labour movement so that workers and their families could have a place to unwind. In larger folkparks, there is sometimes a bandstand or stage, and they are used for concerts and other entertainment."
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Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

Allied Aircrew Memorial Flyby (HD)

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  • Updated: 09 Sep 2015
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Flyby at the unveiling of the Allied Aircrew Memorial at Guernsey Airport this morning (9th September 2015, 11:00am). http://rollofhonour.airport.gg
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Allied Aircrew Memorial

Allied Aircrew Memorial

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  • Updated: 09 Sep 2015
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Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

Red Flag 17-1 Outside the Fence 31Jan17

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  • Updated: 07 Feb 2017
  • views: 375
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Red Flag 17-1 continues the tradition of testing and training American and allied aircrews in realistic combat scenarios. Enthusiasts like to watch the parade of aircraft from sites near the Las Vegas racetrack, outside the base. In addition to Red Flag exercise participants, the home-based USAF Thunderbirds are frequently seen practicing over Nellis AFB. Watch for B-1s and a Hercules from the RAF in this video. Have you subscribed to the Airailimages Channel on YouTube? Playlisted this video? Thanks! It helps us. And here's the link to the Red Flag Playlist on Airailimages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJEBtHWRTBrD0NqlHRB_Poj4v7xk8LKw
https://wn.com/Red_Flag_17_1_Outside_The_Fence_31Jan17
Tribute To All Unlucky WWII Aircraft Crews - Gun Camera Footage,Crashes etc.

Tribute To All Unlucky WWII Aircraft Crews - Gun Camera Footage,Crashes etc.

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  • Updated: 09 May 2011
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Strictly nonpolitical video. Please DO NOT post any insulting,hateful,political,nationalistic,silly comments,many thanks for that.
https://wn.com/Tribute_To_All_Unlucky_Wwii_Aircraft_Crews_Gun_Camera_Footage,Crashes_Etc.
YUGOSLAVIA: BELGRADE: NATO BOMBINGS

YUGOSLAVIA: BELGRADE: NATO BOMBINGS

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
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Natural Sound On the fourth day of what NATO is calling "Operation Allied Force," air raid sirens sounded through the streets of Belgrade early on Saturday, as the bombing onslaught continued. With darkness shrouding Belgrade, tracer fire could be seen, followed by explosions and reverberations caused by allied hardware finding targets. An otherwise serene Belgrade skyline was shattered early on Saturday by the sound of air raid sirens. The sound is becoming a familiar one for residents of the Serbian capital - signifying another terrifying night of bombardment by Allied air crews and missiles. People ran for cover seeking respite in nearby bomb shelters. And tracer fire licked the skies in search of a target - to no avail. Thunderous explosions rocked the city and illuminated the night sky. Other war in the former Yugoslavia never directly affected the citizens of Belgrade - the violence was always at a distance. The front line was far from the Yugoslav capital, in Croatia and Bosnia. Now, for the first time since the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, the people of Belgrade are able to experience the fear of bombardment. Destruction dominates the headlines now. Streets are thinned of their usual bustle - the future now precariously in the balance. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ca67f3132220276edc5da044116cd5bb Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Red Flag Operations

Red Flag Operations

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  • Updated: 07 Feb 2014
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Red Flag operations on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Available in high definition. (Shot 1) :06 - :19 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis down the runway before takeoff clearance during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoon is a multi-role aircraft, capable of being deployed in the full spectrum of air operations, from peace support to high intensity conflict. Red Flag a realistic training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 2) :19 - :33 A U.S. Marine marshals an EA-6B Prowler assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., in preparation for flight during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RED FLAG gives aircrews and air support operations personnel from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice operations. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 3) :33 - :49 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxis prior to takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides pilots with real-time war scenarios and also allows ground crews to test their readiness capabilities. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 4) :49 - :56 A Nellis Airman prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft with a mission of preparing air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman First Class Rebecca Long) (Shot 5) :56 -- 1:10 A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C., and a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron 135, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., taxi to the runway for takeoff. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice operations. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 6) 1:10 -- 1:18 A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., taxis before takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 7) 1:18 -- 1:41 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., taxis to runway during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag Provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 8) 1:41 -- 1:57 A Royal Air Force Typhoon from RAF Leuchars, United Kingdom, taxis toward the runway for takeoff during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 29, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) (Shot 9) 1:57 -- 2:03 An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 29, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron prepares air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Rachel Maxwell) Like us on Facebook at "US Military" - https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryVids Follow us on Twitter at @3rdID8487 Subscribe for frequent new videos. E-mail comments to 3rdID8487@gmail.com
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Fighter Jet Operations At Nellis Red Flag 17-2

Fighter Jet Operations At Nellis Red Flag 17-2

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  • Updated: 13 May 2017
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Footage of Exercise Red Flag 17-2, with fighter jet crew members on duty 24/7 at Nellis Air Force Base. Red Flag 17-2 was underway from February 27 to March 10, 2017. Here are some highlights... Red Flag is the U.S. Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise. Participants often include both United States and allied nations' combat air forces. The exercise provides aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. Film Credits: MSgt Wolfram M. Stumpf, SSgt Benjamin Kimball
https://wn.com/Fighter_Jet_Operations_At_Nellis_Red_Flag_17_2
Red Flag 14-1 Takeoffs 30Jan14

Red Flag 14-1 Takeoffs 30Jan14

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FROM 99th AIR BASE WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS: (Shot 1) :05 - :20 An EC-130 Compass Call assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. RED FLAG provides realistic combat training in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. This provides our pilots with real-time war scenarios and helps their ground crews also test their readiness capabilities. More than 30 countries have participated directly in a RED FLAG exercise with other nations as observers. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 2) :20 - :28 A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham, United Kingdom, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. The training exercise's missions take place over the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video William Lewis) (Shot 3) :28 - :39 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. More than 440,000 service members participated in RED FLAG since 1975, including more than 145,000 aircrew members flying more than 385,000 sorties and logging more than 660,000 flight hours. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 4) :39 - :50 A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler assigned to the VX-31 Air Test Evaluation Squadron, China Lake, Calif., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The EA-18G Growler is a variant of the combat-proven F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II, and will fly the airborne electronic attack mission. The EA-18G's vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. (U.S. Air video by William Lewis) (Shot 5) :50 -- :58 An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB. The squadron prepares combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics, and feedback. They serve as the Air Force's professional adversaries for Red Flag and Maple Flag exercises, United States Air Force Weapons School syllabus support and priority test mission support. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 6) :58 -- 1:11 A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned to the 13th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. Red Flag gives aircrews and air support operations service members from various airframes, military services and allied countries an opportunity to integrate and practice combat operations. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 7) 1:11 -- 1:20 A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. RED FLAG gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios to prepare and train Airmen in the event of future conflicts or war. Gen. Robert Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, established RED FLAG in 1975 to better prepare Airmen for combat missions. The concept of RED FLAG was developed by Maj. Moody Suter to simulate the first 10 combat missions pilots would face. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 8) 1:20 -- 1:30 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9M acre Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis) (Shot 9) 1:30 -- 1:40 A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., takes off during Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 30, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen from U.S. and allied countries an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios. RED FLAG has expanded to incorporate all spectrums of warfare to include command and control, real-time intelligence, analysis and exploitation, and electronic warfare. Night missions have also been added to each exercise. (U.S. Air Force video by William Lewis)
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Me 109 Vs. P-51 Mustang-Which was Better? (Videos)

Me 109 Vs. P-51 Mustang-Which was Better? (Videos)

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  • Updated: 31 May 2016
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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, commonly called the Me 109 (most often by Allied aircrew and even amongst the German aces themselves, even though this was not the official German designation), is a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid-1930s. The "Bf 109" designation was issued by the German ministry of aviation and represents the developing company Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (at which the engineer Messerschmitt led the development of the plane) and a rather arbitrary figure. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine. The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. From the end of 1941, the Bf 109 was steadily being supplemented by the superior Focke-Wulf Fw 190. Originally conceived as an interceptor, later models were developed to fulfill multiple tasks, serving as bomber escort, fighter-bomber, day-, night-, all-weather fighter, ground-attack aircraft, and as reconnaissance aircraft. It was supplied to and operated by several states during World War II, and served with several countries for many years after the war. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 up to April 1945. The Bf 109 was flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories among them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, mainly on the Eastern Front. The highest scoring fighter ace of all time, Erich Hartmann of Germany, flew the Bf 109 and was credited with 352 victories (and also survived the war). The plane was also flown by Hans-Joachim Marseille, the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign, who scored 158 victories - 154 of which were against fighter aircraft flown by western-trained pilots. It was also flown by several other aces from Germany's allies, notably Finn Ilmari Juutilainen, the highest scoring non-German ace on the type with 58 victories flying the Bf 109G, and pilots from Italy, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria and Hungary. Through constant development, the Bf 109 remained competitive with the latest Allied fighter aircraft until the end of the war. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts. The Mustang was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation (NAA) in response to a requirement of the British Purchasing Commission for license-built Curtiss P-40 fighters. The prototype NA-73X airframe was rolled out on 9 September 1940, 102 days after the contract was signed and first flew on 26 October. The Mustang was originally designed to use the Allison V-1710 engine, which, in its earlier variants, had limited high-altitude performance. It was first flown operationally by the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a tactical-reconnaissance aircraft and fighter-bomber (Mustang Mk I). The addition of the Rolls-Royce Merlin to the P-51B/C model transformed the Mustang's performance at altitudes above 15,000 ft, matching or bettering that of the Luftwaffe's fighters. The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650-7, a license-built version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin 66 two-stage two-speed supercharged engine, and was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2/AN Browning machine guns. From late 1943, P-51Bs (supplemented by P-51Ds from mid-1944) were used by the USAAF's Eighth Air Force to escort bombers in raids over Germany, while the RAF's 2 TAF and the USAAF's Ninth Air Force used the Merlin-powered Mustangs as fighter-bombers, roles in which the Mustang helped ensure Allied air superiority in 1944. The P-51 was also used by Allied air forces in the North African, Mediterranean and Italian theaters, and also served against the Japanese in the Pacific War. During World War II, Mustang pilots claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft shot down. At the start of the Korean War, the Mustang was the main fighter of the United Nations until jet fighters such as the F-86 took over this role; the Mustang then became a specialized fighter-bomber. Despite the advent of jet fighters, the Mustang remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s. After World War II and the Korean War, many Mustangs were converted for civilian use, especially air racing, and increasingly, preserved and flown as historic warbird aircraft at airshows.
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Exercise Ample Strike 2016 - NATO Allies and partners train their Joint Terminal Attack Controllers

Exercise Ample Strike 2016 - NATO Allies and partners train their Joint Terminal Attack Controllers

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1,500 military personnel from 16 NATO Allies and partner nations are gathered together in the Czech Republic to train their JTACS or Joint Terminal Attack Controllers. That's the service member who is responsible for calling in air support if troops are coming under fire. Ample Strike 2016 – an international Czech-led exercise – also provides an opportunity to train aircrew and commanders of ground units in realistic, complex and demanding scenarios. ----- ----- SUBSCRIBE to NATO YouTube http://bit.ly/NATOsubscribe Connect with NATO online: Visit the Official NATO Homepage: http://bit.ly/NATOhomepage Find NATO on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/NATOfacebook Follow @NATO on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/NATOtwitter Find NATO on Google+: http://bit.ly/NATOgoogleplus Find NATO on LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/NATOlinkedin Find NATO on Flickr: http://bit.ly/NATOflickr
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War Thunder Video Competition - April - Hell Over Germany

War Thunder Video Competition - April - Hell Over Germany

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  • Updated: 28 Apr 2015
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During World War II, Strategic bombing was set to a scale never seen before. Thousands of bombers could participate in the same raid against a specific city. After the Battle of Britain, the RAF and later the USAAF conducted a series of raids against German cities, not only to avenge the Blitz, but also to destroy Germany's factories and get their production to a halt. However, accuracy was not something that could be achieved, and in order to destroy a factory, the entire city was to be bombed, killing thousands of civilians in the process. The Luftwaffe tried to stop these bombings. At first, air battles were as dangerous for the allied air crews as for the German fighter pilots, but when the allies had new fighter planes with a longer operational range and could cover the bombers, the Germans lost air space over their own country. Video made for the monthly War Thunder Competition. Song is Brand X Music - Legion , and voices were taken from documentaries "How Hitler Lost the War" and BBC's "World at War"
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